Issue 14-27: Highlights
Labour Force - British Columbia’s unemployment rate edged up 0.1 percentage points to 6.2% in June (seasonally adjusted), due to an increase in the labour force (+0.4%) that exceeded employment growth (+0.3%).
Immigrant Population - Among the landed immigrant population aged 15 and older, the employment rate (3-month moving average, unadjusted) was 53.5% in June (down slightly from 53.9% in June 2013).
Aboriginal Population - The employment rate (3-month moving average, unadjusted), among the Aboriginal adult population in B.C. (aged 15 and over) jumped by 4.8 percentage points from 54.5% in June 2013 to 59.3% in June 2014.
The Economy - Municipalities in the province issued building permits worth $884.3 million (seasonally adjusted) in May, a 30.7% increase over the previous month.
Health - A total of 21,055 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in British Columbia in 2010, a 4.2% decline compared to the previous year.
The Nation - Operating revenues in the Canadian television broadcasting sector totalled $7.5 billion in 2013, down 1.3% from the previous year.
- Apprenticeship Student Outcomes (APPSO) Survey
- Baccalaureate Graduate Survey
- BC Hydro Workforce Profile Survey
- BC Labour Market Agreement Outcomes Survey
- BC Public Service Exit Survey
- BC Skills Connect for Immigrants Program (SCI) Evaluation Survey
- Developmental Student Outcomes (DEVSO) Survey
- Diploma, Associate Degree, and Certificate Student Outcomes (DACSO) Survey
- FrontCounter BC Customer Satisfaction Survey
- Long Term Disability (LTD) Application Process Survey
- Transportation Investment Corporation Work Environment Survey 2014
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
- British Columbia’s unemployment rate edged up 0.1 percentage points to 6.2% in June
- The total value of building permits climbed 30.7% in May
- A total of 21,055 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in 2010, a 4.2% decline compared to 2009
Did You Know
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